Our Team

Who works at The Wantage Nursery & Preschool?

Our children spend their time with caring and gentle adults who are fun to be around and who genuinely love being with them.  Our nursery is small and intimate and all the staff know all the children well.  All our staff are well qualified for their role.  Everyone is trained in first aid and safeguarding. All our staff are encouraged and supported in further training in general childcare and in more specialised areas such as Special Educational Needs and also in practical skills like food hygiene.

Read on and meet the team!

Delia

Delia

Nursery Manager

I have managed settings for over 14 years now and love everything about children and nursery life. I have two very grown up children and a grandson that I adore spending time with. I enjoy the outdoors; particularly challenging myself to stay fit. I have worked here for  6 years and am proud to be manager of the Wantage Nursery. I have a BA in Early Childhood studies and enjoy learning and gaining knowledge, just like the children I work with!

 

Becky

Becky

Deputy Manager and Preschool Room Leader

I have worked in childcare for 14 years and joined the Wantage nursery in 2010 where I have found a home. I have a diploma in preschool practice and really enjoy teaching the Preschool. I love working at this nursery as it is such a small and friendly team; the children really feel at home and this creates a relaxed and happy atmosphere. I am a cheerful and calm person and my passions are children and animals, particularly spending time with my lovely dog Quinn.

Natalie

Natalie

Poppets Room Leader

I have worked in childcare for 5 years. I love looking after the Poppets and helping them learn new things. In the Poppets room we love to explore, sometimes this may mean that we get messy, but it's all part of learning. One of the best things about working in childcare is watching the children grow and develop knowing that I have help them on their way. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, socializing and relaxing.

 
Emma

Emma

Tweenies Room Leader

I love all things childcare and have a particular passion for caring for them as individuals, making sure they are all happy and well stimulated. I have recently been learning about children with difficulties and it is fast becoming a new passion of mine to be creative in my planning and include all of our children, in everything we do.  The Wantage Nursery is a lovely place to work as it is small and we all know all of the children well.

Belle

Belle

Nursery Cook

Hi I’m Belle, I'm mum to 4 boys and I’ve been cooking since I was 11 and as well as a very long stint nursing in the NHS have run my own vegan pop up and worked as an intuitive cook for a caterer/cafe.

We all live out in the sticks where we are creating our own smallholding, by the end of 2022 we will be entirely self sufficient with fruit and vegetables, joining us later this year will be 2 goats and a beehive,  we currently have half a dozen laying hens.

I am a strong believer in food as medicine as well as a fuel and that having children being involved in the growing and cooking helps build their confidence in tasting new foods and becoming a next generation that care where their meals come from.